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Trouble in the Bubble: Tech Workers Organizing in the Industry #35
How can we as users and workers imagine ways to own our technology? On the path towards full cooperative takeover like turning Twitter into a public utility, we have to get fairly compensated for our labor - which is why volunteers with Tech Workers Coalition developed Get Back Lost Wages, a simple platform for all gig workers in California to file claims for minimum wage and overtime pay. This session introduces strategies for building power in the tech industry. We will talk about our opportunities to organize, get mutual aid and ideas, and will co-design real tools for the job.
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As a visitor coming from California, I'm interested in any accommodations you're able to provide! Happily, I know how to get around Toronto, having visited a few times over the years.
Danny Spitzberg is a user research and sociologist based in Oakland, California. He volunteers with Tech Workers Coalition, a worker-led, all-volunteer network building working power in the tech industry. He works with Start.coop, a business ownership accelerator, and with a tech collective working with new cooperative platforms worldwide. Find Danny at twitter.com/daspitzberg.
Note: I may co-present with Wendy Liu, a friend and collaborator on the Get Wages project and in TWC's writing club. Find Wenday at https://twitter.com/dellsystem
Note also: We are hoping to invite allies from folks from TWC's presentation at https://www.mcluhancentre.ca/logout!